The Complete Greek Temples
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The Complete Greek Temples

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Description

This is the first complete, fully illustrated survey of Greek temples ever compiled in one volume. From the debated origins of the temple in the Greek dark ages to its transformation at the end of antiquity, this book summarizes the latest thinking, bringing to light new discoveries, and placing emphasis not only on the architecture but also its cultural and historical context. Written by a leading authority and profusely illustrated with photographs, maps, plans and reconstruction drawings, this is both an inspiring survey for tourists and travellers and an essential work of reference for all those interested in the monuments of our classical past.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 196 x 256 x 28mm | 1,179.35g
  • Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 400 illustrations, 121 in colour
  • 0500051429
  • 9780500051429
  • 246,739

About Tony Spawforth

Tony Spawforth is Professor of Ancient History at Newcastle-Upon-Tyne University and Honorary Curator of the Shefton Museum of Greek Art there. He is also well-known as a presenter for the BBC television series 'Ancient Voices'.show more

Table of contents

Introduction: Temples, Lands and Gods; 1. Homes of the Gods: Development, Glory and Decline; 2. Building for the Gods: Siting, Construction, Decoration and Finance; 3. The Living Temple: The Parts of the Temple and their Uses; 4. Encounters with the Gods: The Temple in its Sacred Setting; 5. Seven Journeys through Greek Lands.show more